by , 05/14/07

askew table concrete furniture BKLYN OSO industries

On display at BKLYN Designs this weekend, the Askew Table, from OSO industries is gorgeous, sturdy, and difficult to break! Why would that be, you may ask? Well, because the table is made from concrete.

Made completely from highly polished concrete, and available in multiple colours, the table is one of a series of furniture pieces created by Eric Weil founder of OSO Industries. Even though the table is made from what is normally a fairly heavy material, the design of the piece with the unusual angles coming down to the base of the table creates a light aesthetic – as well as creating a functional pocket of storage space underneath the table.

Concrete is an interesting material to work with, since a good chunk of it can come from recycled content. Concrete can also, of course, be recycled at the end of its life time. It’s also incredibly malleable in the right conditions, thus explaining why it has been used to build almost all modern buildings. However ubiquituous it is in the building industry, however – it’s not often that one sees furniture being made from concrete. We have to hand it to Oso Industries for their creativity and their crafty skills in turning such a mundane and heavy material into something so surprisingly elegant. Well done guys!

+ OSO Industries

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  1. Yusra Junaid May 20, 2007 at 11:28 am

    what are the dimension of the table
    and what is material of this table ?


  2. Jane May 17, 2007 at 2:32 am

    I saw this table in person, and it is not heavy, believe it or not. Oso’s pieces are all very modular and moveable and multi-purpose. Don’t knock it til you have seen it!

  3. Richie May 16, 2007 at 6:27 am

    Nice design… but concrete is too heavy. Why isn’t the weight of this design mentioned ? Take te same design and make it out of bamboo or some other wood… or plastic. Aren’t there lightweight concrete mixes that mix in styrofoam ?

  4. Hun Boon May 14, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    Architecture Fan: Make that a bachelor with lots of muscles.

    It might have a light aesthetic, but it is still pretty darn heavy!

  5. Architecture Fan May 14, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    I can only imagine a bachelor with too much money purchasing this.

  6. Estercity May 14, 2007 at 7:48 am

    I like your blog a lot.
    I find it today .

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